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  •  Your main point is vital if DK is to be relevant (3+ / 0-)
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    and I take, based on the goal of "electing more and better Democrats", that staying aware of how we relate to the voting  public at large is important.  I wonder if any other diaries have ever brought this important point up?  I think yours might be quite unique.  

    Aside from the 3 issues you mention, I also think it inevitably also means we as Dems who are more active than the average voter need to be talking about strategic issues.  So that includes the cornerstone issues I mentioned as well as the great nitty gritty detail the Elections team brings to DK.  It may be boring to some, but the mechanics of our political system are important for us to know.

    As for others, I also rank NSA lower than most issues.  My sense of priorities comes from my perception of how many lives are at stake right now.  IMHO, the NSA issues although very serious, haven't tangibly hurt a lot of people (yet).  PPACA is huge with me right now along with the cornerstone ones.

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:26:05 AM PDT

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    •  It's not that I think those other issues (3+ / 0-)
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      shouldn't be addressed and discussed, more that I worry that we might sometimes lose sight of the bigger concerns.

      I hate to see people getting mad at each other when we have unanimity (more or less), on the key issues.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:41:21 AM PDT

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